Applications for the second round of the Community Counts Initiative are now being accepted.
CCI is an intensive program offering tools to strengthen service sustainability for community-based radio stations serving rural and under-represented communities. This cohort-based initiative brings together 10 stations for a combination of in-depth training by community media experts and peer-based learning. The program is open to stations who are members of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters that meet CCI eligibility criteria and successfully compete in the 2020 application process.
CCI is predicated on NFCB’s deeply held convictions that, as a nation, we need resilient local communities—healthy, socially connected, and equitable—that have the ability to address and manage a range of situations and opportunities. Small-market public media is a critical resource for preserving, uplifting, and enhancing the well-being of local communities. CCI focuses on exploring sustainable paths with an eye towards sharing case studies with other NFCB stations and the larger public media system.
Funding for CCI is provided by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) whose mission is to ensure access to non-commercial, high-quality and educational public media service to all Americans.